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The Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 1998

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Meaning of “eligible child”

43.—(1) The eligible child of a deceased member is–

(a)a child of the deceased’s marriage or his adopted child; or

(b)a child who was wholly or mainly dependent on the deceased at the time of his death.

(2) A person counts as a child only if–

(a)he is aged under 17;

(b)since he became 17 he has been engaged continuously in full-time education or in training for a trade, profession or vocation; or

(c)he is physically or mentally incapacitated and became so whilst a child within sub-paragraph (a) or (b).

(3) If an appropriate administering authority wish, they may treat education or training as continuous despite a break.

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